A pensioner stopped a couple from stealing his wallet in Quantock Rise on Thursday.
The man, aged 79, was putting his shopping in his car at the Sainsbury’s Store at about 5.30pm when a man and a woman approached him.
The woman, who is described as Eastern European with blonde hair, asked the victim for directions and while she distracted him his wallet was stolen from his coat.
The victim realised something suspicious was happening and challenged the pair.
They returned his wallet and fled the scene.
Selina Bland, of the force’s Crime Service Team, is keen to warn other residents to take extra care if approached by strangers and would urge anyone who can help identify the man and woman responsible for this incident to come forward and assist this investigation.
Anyone with information relating to this crime can contact the Crime Service Team, in confidence, on 01234 842184, or Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively contact the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.